Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar Faded Cherry

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A plain top and satin lacquer finish make the all-time classic Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar more available to dedicated players like you. Maple top, back, and rims are joined with a soli... Click To Read More About This Product

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A plain top and satin lacquer finish make the all-time classic Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar more available to dedicated players like you. Maple top, back, and rims are joined with a solid maple center block and mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. '57 Classic humbuckers translate the body's natural resonance into haunting jazz tones or searing distorted leads.

1960s slim taper neck profile is very fast and comfortable while bound top and back, vintage tulip tuners, nickel hardware, and mother-of-pearl inlays add up to fantastic visual appeal.

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Features
  • Maple top, back, and rims
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bound top and back
  • 1960s slim taper neck profile
  • '57 Classic humbuckers
  • Vintage tulip tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Mother-of-pearl inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale length
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GibsonES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

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(18 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Es-335

By elcaminodriver

from NC

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

I played this guitar for awhile at guitar center plugged into a Fender Princeton amp and tried it on a bunch of settings and it never dissapointed...i started out strumming a few clean chords and it sustains so nicely...then i cranked the distortion up and played some Crossroads, Johhny B Goode and, even played some 90's Candlebox solos which were the best sounding the people that say this is no good cranked up need to listen to some Cream or BB

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I miss this guitar

By E Stern.

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar in late 2008. The sound is simply amazing. I spent months agonizing over which guitar to I wanted to purchase and I tested just about every model of the 335 available. This one is the best. I don't know exactly why but I found that this model had a better, warmer, sound than most of the other 335s. The resonance was also better. My suspicion is that the lack of a heavy paint job is responsible for the better tonality but I could be wrong. Whatever the reason, this guitar sounds incredible. As for playability, as far as I'm concerned it's second to none. Everyone is going to have their own preferences when it comes to neck, bridge, and strut designs and for me the 335 is perfect. Simply put, this was the best buy I've ever made. Unfortunately, about 6 months ago it was stolen. I feel like I've lost a friend (I know that sounds cliche but it's actually true!) I'll be buying another one as soon as I can save the money for it... yes, that's right: I love this guitar so much I'm willing to pay for it twice!

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I friggin love it

By 13 Hour Drive

from New Jersey

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

I played every high end Gibson, PRS, and Fender imaginable. After months of trying to decide what I wanted to get for my first major guitar purchase I was set on a Les Paul Standard until I saw a sales associate put this guitar on the wall. I never played one of these before so I said what the hell. I plugged it in and fell in love in a matter of seconds. The sound, the look, the feel. All fantastic. To me it blows away even higher end Gibsons and PRS's. The only thing that is really bad about it is that I can't decide what guitar to buy next because nothing stacks up to it! Somethings that purchasers should think about: -You might need to adjust to the fatter body of the guitar when playing sitting down. In the beginning my arm was killing me from the position it had to be in to play. -The neck is kind of small width wise. I have big hands and love it, but for some people with bigger hands it might be a bother. -The one and only thing that did disappoint me was the pick markings on the body from playing. I don't play that hard but you can see it in the finish where I may have dragged the pick over it. For a guitar that came to $2100 I would think that wouldn't and shouldn't happen. it's teh only reason I gave it less than a 5 in QUALITY. If you don't mind that at all then go for it. You won't be disappointed.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good chioce for a budget Gibson

By Cousin Stumpy

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

I bought mine in autumn of 2005. This guitar delivers some fine tones, playability and responsiveness and is affordable. Love the tone and versatility for jazz, rock and a lot in between. One beef I have is the cheap tuners that come with this unit. Had a difficult time tuning it then getting it to hold. This improved considerably with a set of Grovers.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound, great neck...

By Thiago Melo

from S���o Paulo, Brasil

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

This IS one off the most fine guitars ever made...the neck is incredible, pickups amazing, sound unbelievable...buuut, the nut is totally ridiculous (plastic), it should be made of bone...and the tuners...for sure is the worse item of this guitar...i play almost strictly jazz, so, i use 0.12 strings (sometimes even 0.13) and the guitar doesnt stay on tune for a long time even with a so heavy gauge...but, its deserve 5 stras!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best value

By Little Jimmy

from Tampa, Fl

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

I've owned a lot but this has got to be the best for the money. The few flaws were the F hole black residue that come off one your hands. AND the cheap looking faux rope handle on the case. Come on plastic rope for a handle? Otherwise!! Great sound,and smooth action (after I tweaked it a bit). I play blues, 60's rock, and country. This one fills the need. I still like the twang a fender gives me, but for everything else electric the 335 is it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing sound

By Ace Blackmen

from new york city, new york

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

if your looking for a great sounding gibson that looks amazing to this is your guitar, one thing i love about this guitar is that the fret wire is a little smaller than standard frets giving you the ability to hold tough chords increadibly easy. and this guitar will certainly bring some noticeability. i hope you enjoy it i know i am

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson ES-335... Expensive - Yes, Worth it - Absolutely!

By Gitfiddler

from Waldorf, MD

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

For about a year and half I have been testing semi-hollow and hollowbody guitars to find something that could produce "that" tone - you know, the tone that you hear somewhere deep in the recesses of your aural brain, that, when heard, sends a rush of endorphins throughout your body. Well maybe not everyone thinks of tone in this way - but I do. I'm a tone junkie; and my search for the perfect tone has finally ended. In my research for a great blues/jazz/rock guitar - which covered many instruments over a number of quality guitar makers - I finally settled on a 335 style model. Then, I did the comparisons between Ibanez AS103, Epi Dot and the Gibson ES-335. Considering the price difference between them is quite substantial, there would have to be a very, very compelling reason to buy the Gibson over the Epi or the AS. Taking nothing from the Epi Dot or AS103 - because the both models I played sounded very good and are well constructed - and the AS103 is certainly a well-done instrument. But, when I played the Gibson 335, with a satin cherry finish and '57 humbuckers, not only could I feel the difference in quality but I heard it - that tone, the one I had been searching for - it rang in my bones. It was an awesome experience. By the way, I was test-driving through a Fender Vibro Champ - a good tube-driven practice amp. Admittedly, the ES-335 is an expensive guitar - and that is likely its only con. On the flipside, it is very well crafted (made in Nashville, TN); the components ('57 HBs, 500k potentiometers, tune-o-matic Nashville bridge, Gibson Deluxe tuners, etc.) are all top of the line; and the feel and sound of the instrument are sublime. Like so many other reviews that end with "buy this guitar" - I'm not urging this sentiment outright. Buying an ES-335, for most people, is an event that is culmination of lots of research, lots of saving money, lots of justification, lots of... and lots of... (you fill in the blanks). In the end, however, if unmatched tone and superb craftsmanship are the goal, then you should seriously consider buying this guitar.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By CrazyforCream

from Phoenux Az

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

My dad owns this guitar it is my favorite guitar he has and he has a fair few. The sound really stands out on this guitar whether you are playing jazz to funk its got the tone to play them all. BUY IT if u have the cash it is far better than its Epiphone cousin.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Home Run

By PJC1221

from Vero Beach, FL

Comments about Gibson ES-335 Satin Finish Electric Guitar:

Faithful to the 1950's originals but with a thinner neck for faster play this is indeed a quality instrument. The construction and the guitar still smells of fresh wood probably because of the satin finish and the quality of construction comming from Gibson's Custom Shop. The guitar has a great clean sound for blues, jazz and early rock and roll. You can also get some serious sustain from the wood block running through the center of the body. When I bought the guitar 3 months ago at GC it cost $1,799. The price has since gone up $1,000. This is a lot of guitar for a fair price. Buy it soon before they phase out this reissue of a classic.

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